November 2, 2006

eCosCentric recommends Ashling Opella for eCosPro

Daniel Morris writes "CAMBRIDGE, UK -- November 1st, 2006 -- eCosCentric Limited, the eCos and RedBoot experts, has added Ashlings Opella® debug hardware to its list of recommended hardware debug products.

      Paul Beskeen, Chairman & Director of Business Development at eCosCentric
said "Before recommending any debug hardware eCosCentric thoroughly evaluates
it for use with the eCosPro® Developer's Kit. We pay close attention to its
overall functionality, robustness, quality, and integration with eCosPro's
Eclipse-based IDE and command line debuggers. The evaluation process enables us
to identify high quality hardware debug solutions and helps to ensure positive
user experiences for our customers. We recommend the Ashling Opella and are
particularly impressed with its download and communications speed compared with
other solutions we have evaluated". For further details see

      John Murphy, Managing Director of Ashling Microsystems said "Ashling and
eCosCentric are members of NXP Semiconductor's Nexperia® Home Partner Program.
Customers developing products on the Nexperia platform using the eCosPro
Developer's kit will find that Opella provides reliable, fast communication
with the target".

      About eCosPro

      eCosPro is a stable, fully tested and supported version of the eCos open
source real-time operating system and RedBoot bootstrap firmware. The eCosPro
Developer's Kit is a distribution of eCosPro with commercial support & advice,
prebuilt eCos host tools, compiler toolchains, full documentation,
Eclipse-based integrated development environment to streamline eCos application
development (including graphical debugger), C++ runtime (including Standard
Template Library) as well as profiling, code coverage and memory allocation
debugging tools. Third party components certified with eCosPro include a Java
virtual machine, an in-memory database, graphical user interfaces, CAN drivers
and CANopen library, and USB 2.0 compliant host, device & OTG stacks. For
further details visit [2] or contact
[3] for pricing and availability.

      About eCosCentric

      Founded in April 2002, eCosCentric is the leading provider of eCos and
RedBoot support, training, development and consulting services worldwide.
Staffed by the original eCos creators and highly experienced embedded system
and software engineers, eCosCentric provides complete solutions consisting of
run-time systems, complementary host tools and certified third party

      About Opella

      Opella is a powerful non-intrusive JTAG Emulator for embedded development
with a USB connection to the host PC. Opella provides fast code download to the
target system and allows control and interrogation of all core-processor and
system resources. Opella supports run-time control including program load, run,
step, halt, hardware and software breakpoints and register/memory access.

      About Ashling Microsystems

      Ashling Microsystems (founded in 1982) is a privately held international
Embedded Software Development Tools company. Ashling designs and manufactures
In-Circuit Emulators, JTAG/BDM Emulators, Smart Card development tools, Source
Debuggers, Integrated Development Environments, Development Boards and Software
Quality Assurance tools. Through its close cooperation with leading
semiconductor vendors, Ashling is now a world leader in the Embedded Software
development tools market. Ashling's R&D Centre is in Limerick, Ireland and
Ashling has sales and support representatives worldwide. Full details of
Ashling's locations and other information are on the company's web site at

      Opella is a registered trademark of Ashling Microsystems Limited,
eCosCentric and eCosPro are registered trademarks of eCosCentric Limited.
Nexperia is a trademark of NXP Semiconductors. All other company or product
names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their
respective owners.



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    Daniel Morris - Sales & Marketing Director
    eCosCentric - The eCos and RedBoot experts
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